Category Archives: Blogging

It’s #NationalRelaxationDay Open Thread

In a recent study, researchers found that taking just 20-30 minutes a day to walk or sit in a place that you identify as being in contact with nature can reduce your stress hormones. How are you relaxing today?#NationalRelaxationDay#ThursdayThoughts — … Continue reading

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How Did We Get Here?

Almost 9 years ago I got told to sit down and STFU. I didn’t go quietly or complacently. I did what I normally did at that time, which was to continue to participate in the general political conversation. For probably … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, Freedom of Speech | 125 Comments

They Did It To Themselves

Ian Welsh: A brief note on why the progressive blog movement failed In the early 2000s progressive blogging seemed like a big deal. At the first Yearly Kos, as it was called then, big name politicians came and kissed our … Continue reading

Posted in Barack Obama, Blogging, Nutroots Nation, Obamanation, Tea Party, Vile Progs | Tagged , , , , | 125 Comments

I Have of Late (But wherefore I know not)

I have of late—but wherefore I know not—lost all my mirth, forgone all custom of exercises, and indeed it goes so heavily with my disposition that this goodly frame, the earth, seems to me a sterile promontory; this most excellent … Continue reading

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Late Night Open Thread

It could be worse. Prohibition might have stuck. This is an open thread. You know what to do.

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What Goes Around, Comes Around

Newsbusters: Chuck Todd: Obama ‘Hates’ ‘Internet Media and Social Media’ NBC’s Chuck Todd told an inconvenient truth about Barack Obama on Sunday’s Meet the Press. CHUCK TODD: What I wonder how many people realized at the end [of Saturday’s White … Continue reading

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Katie Pavlich Is A Bad Person!

Townhall: Katie Pavlich Wins CPAC Blogger of the Year Townhall’s Katie Pavlich has won the Blogger of the Year honor from the Conservative Political Action Conference, capping off an incredible conference and a huge award for Pavlich. From the ACU’s … Continue reading

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Do you have bitch-fatigue?

I do. If it’s not Bobby Jindal or Ron Paul, it’s the lame-asses on the right or stupid-asses on the left. Then there’s Donald Trump & Bill Maher, both categories unto themselves. Maybe we should all just have more unsafe … Continue reading

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Karma is a bitch

Netroots Bloggers Mark 10th Birthday in Decline and Struggling for Survival Susie Madrak started blogging in 2001, just after Sept. 11, back when the country was hurtling head-first into war and the blogosphere was a mysterious frontier on the far … Continue reading

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Joe Cannon: Bringing The Crazy Obama is, by any normal measure, vulnerable. He hasn’t been a good president, and I see no reason to believe that he would improve during a second term. If he manages to hold onto the … Continue reading

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What is a “real” journalist?

Before there was Andrew Breitbart, there was Michelle Malkin to hate: ‘Real Journalists Are Apologists for Corrupt-ocracy’: Michelle Malkin Takes on Juan Williams in Tense Live TV Segment Things got a little more heated than usual on tonight’s Hannity in … Continue reading

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What happened to Netroots?

Enthusiasm, frustration at Netroots Nation Jane Bettinson’s brother listens to conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh. As a result, she says, he believes the White House is in very liberal hands. Her retort: “I would say, ‘No dear, I’m far left; … Continue reading

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